King Abdullah donates two super ferries to Egypt

December 5, 2008

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz today donated two super ferries to Egypt. King Abdullah handed the two ferries to President Mubarak at a ceremony at Jeddah Islamic Port.


The ferries, “Al-Riyadh” and “Al-Qahirah” will operate between the Saudi port of Dhiba and the Egyptian port of Safaga. The vessels are expected to further increase trade and investment between the Kingdom and Egypt.

The ferries, built by Australian shipbuilder Austal at a cost of $130 million, can carry 555 tons and have a capacity 1,220 passengers and 200 small cars.